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Writing Desk

CC010.001.010.030.002 (RS236534)

Description

Untitled design drawing rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown; plan of top is also provided. Writing desk has D-shaped case; overhanging conforming top; two drawers with bail handles on each side of a shallow center drawer; inlaid stringing and bellflowers on stiles; and four tapered square legs with turned feet. Recessed compartment at center rear of top has curved backboard with two vertical open slots and two shallow drawers. Brass fretwork galley on either side of top of storage compartment extends to the center of the sides. Title, design notes, "4561" and "Mar. 6 - 1907 / J. B. W." are handwritten on drawing. The following list of customers is also handwritten: "35366 Stock / 36983 E. M. Carey / 37337 Stock / 38292 MacKay."

Details

Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I
Collection Code
CC010
Dates
1907-03-06
Date of Acquisition
2012
Physical Description
1 design drawing in pencil (6 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches)
Dimensions
6 1/2x 5 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
305983
Reference Code
CC010.001.010.030.002

Record details

Originator
A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)
Descriptive Terms
Neoclassical
writing desks
writing tables
Material Type
design drawings
sketches

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